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W&&& Swamp Land Commissioners : The undersigned petitioners are owners of and hold- 
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they would further represent that in their opinion !-aid tract of land is susceptible of one mo3ej>r 
system of reclamation. They would therefore petition your Board to cause a Sjurvey of said tract 
of land to be made and contracts to be let in accordance with the provisions of an Act of the Leg- 
islature of California, approved May 13th, 1861, entitled '• An Act to provide for the reclamation 
and- segregation of swamp and overflowed and salt marsh and tide lands donated to the State of Cali- 
fornia by Act of Congress." 



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COMMISSIONED ON SWAMP AND OYERFLufrED LANDS. 



At a meeting of this Board, at Sacramento, on Friday, May 31st, the following rules were adopted. 

RULES: 

1. Petitions shall set forth the boundaries of the tract of laud sought to be reclaimed, and an estimate of the total number of acres. Tno 
petition should also state, that, in the opinion of the petitioners, the tract mentioned in the petition is susoeptible of one mode of reclamation, 

2. Petitioners shall set forth, opposite their names, the sections, or parts of sections, owned by them, or the number of their survey ; also, 
the number of acres, and whether held by patent, or certificate of ptirohase. They should, also, when practicable, set forth under what Act 
of the Legislature they hold. 

3. Petitions will be numbered by the Secretary in the order of their reoeption, and the djstriot will be kuown by the number of the 
petition. 

4. Regular meetings of the Board of Commissioners will be held at the Capital, on the first Tuesday after the third Monday in each 
month. 

5. Special meetings may be called at any time by three of the Board, after one week's notice to the members, but no proposals shall be 
opened, or contracts awarded, or Engineers appointed, except on the day of a regular meeting, or on the day to which a regular meeting has 
adjourned. 

Note.— Persons interested, or the parties who procure signatures to the petition (at leasl one of them,) should make an^darit that they law said petitioner alga satd pe» 
tltion, that said petitioners are known to them and that they hold by patents, qr certificates of purchase, at leait one-third of the number of iicrosof swamp land embraced, 
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Personally appeared before me r^^^^^r^f^rMAr^^^ who being duly sworn 

depose and says that he is personal^acquainted with the signers to the foregoing petition and 
witnessed them sign the same, and that he knows that they hold the land taken in said petition 
eitv.— Vw patents or certificates of purchase for the number of acres of land set oppositejheir names. 



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